Music Visualisations // Savage Rehab // Ain’t No Sunshine & Nina Simone DNB Remixes // March 2015

Once upon a time, I came across this completely unmarked white label in a lot job of records I bought from a chap in East London. Turned out it was an absolute corker! A liquid funk remix of Bill Withers’ 1971 classic “Ain’t No Sunshine”, a remix I’ve never heard before, and could not find anywhere online. I have no clue who the remix artist is, but if it’s you, please make yourself known!

EDIT: The remix artist is Savage Rehab! Which led me to be able to find the flip side “A New Dawn” – A cracking remix of Nina Simone’s 1965 classic “Feeling Good”. Find the vinyl here.

I firmly believe that music is better when it’s shared, rather than hoarding all the bangers for yourself, so I took the liberty of digitising the record, and creating a visualisation for it. Please be aware that it is not my intention to infringe any copyright laws. Enjoy!

Created in After Effects with plugins Trapcode Form, and Trapcode Sound Keys. If you would like any visualisations created for your music, or YouTube channel, please get in touch!

Psychedelic Audio Driven Visualisation // edIT – “Ants” // November 2014

A psychedelic visual I made for “Ants” by edIT. This was created using Adobe After Effects, utilising a number of plug-ins in the Trapcode motion graphics suite by Red Giant. I used Sound Keys – a spectrum analyser plugin, to analyse the track and generate keyframes from the bass, mid, and treble frequencies, which were then used to drive different parameters in the plugin Form. Please turn on, tune in, and drop out:

Psychedelic Audio Driven Visualisations // “Music In Technicolour” // May 2013

For my final year project at Bournemouth Uni, I created a project based upon the abstract concept of seeing sound, by undertaking research into the phenomenon of sound-colour synesthesia, or chromesthesia.

Sound-colour synesthesia is a bona-fide neurological condition found within a small percentage of the population, in which an auditory stimuli, such as music, will cause a second, visual perception. In layman’s terms, sound-colour synesthetes can literally see music!

The project I created, “Music in Technicolour”, explored how information known about this phenomenon could be adapted to enhance creativity within the production of non-conventional music videos, or visualisations.

If you are interested in learning more about this project, you can download the full report, here. If you found the project interesting, or would to reference it for a similar project, please let me know!

Below is a playlist containing a selection of music visualisations I created, not to specifically illustrate what sound-colour synesthesia is, but rather, as a creative experiment inspired by this phenomenon. Please watch in high definition for optimal visual & sound quality!

Stage Visuals // Bournemouth University’s Summer Ball // June 2013

I was hired by Bournemouth University’s Summer Ball (‘ball’ aka. a 4 stage 1 day festival!) to produce a series of visual loops for the drum & bass tent, the ‘Enter Arena’, including one for the headline act, Hospital Record’s Mr. High Contrast.

I used clips from his ‘Spectrum Analyser’ music video (with prior permission!), to create a glitchy/psychedelic loop, which was projected on two large screens either side of the stage.

The original Spectrum Analyser video can be viewed here.

I used part of High Contrast’s 2007 essential mix for the soundtrack to this upload, which is available for free download, here.

Live Footage Experiment // February 2013

This is my first venture into abstract and psychedelic visuals, and this video was created to experiment with new editing techniques, using entirely pre-recorded footage (i.e. nothing was generated with a computer).

As with all of my work, this was edited with the Adobe Suite.

The track is by Exfain v. Ovuum feat. Lady QaQa, and is available now on RedRockit Records.